Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Writing

So, I am determined to write more. I suffer crippling self doubt when it comes to my own writing, both fictional and non-fictional. I haven't had much of the latter come my way recently (I have submitted an idea a while back to no avail, will do more when I have more ideas...!), so I figure I have to do more of the former. I figure that if I keep going, I'll get better and feel better about the work I'm producing.

This is not a fishing entry, I'm just trying to work out the writing process. When I write, I find it excruciating. I read the words in my head and just think that they're crap. I always have done, whether it's stuff that's been published (which is rarely horrendously subbed, if at all save some punctuation) or whether it's stuff only I will see. I don't show Benn because I think he'll think it's rubbish.

Anyway, the upside is, I'm going to try and write a bit each day. I'll be looking at writing sites and reading widely, particularly fiction. Practice makes perfect, right?

2 comments:

cardingstories said...

You could always start by writing a letter to me ;-P

But seriously I think trying to write a bit every day is great. I thought of something last night that might be fun to try as a regular writing exercise: start a diary, but write about each day in a different genre, or point of view or whatever you want to keep it interesting.

kyla said...

I've tried to write every day (pretty good at it so far)... as a diary-type so that I can look back on the things I've done, said, opportunities given, etc. Reasons to be grateful. :)